Centre inaugurates Bhagwan Das-Purana Qila Tunnel Project in Delhi

The central government inaugurated the Bhagwan Das-Purana Qila (Delhi) Tunnel Project on June 19, 2022. The project involves the cons­truction of a 1.6 km long six-lane tunnel and six underpasses at a cost of Rs 9.2 billion. The tunnel road, a first for Delhi, would go beneath the re­vamped Pragati Maidan. It will start near the National Sports Complex of India on Purana Qila Road and end on Ring Road near Pragati Power station. The underground U-turns will replace traffic signals on the stretch between ITO and Sunder Nagar. The project is also known as the Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor Project.